The new Fulling Mill Masterclass fluorocarbon has recently landed at the FM H.Q, Kieron Jenkins took the opportunity to test this premium fluoro on the magnificent trout of Chew Valley reservoir. Chew Valley is one of my favourite U.K trout fishing venues and I always take the opportunity to book a boat (or two!) for opening weekend in anticipation of exceptional fishing, and so far, Chew hasn’t let me down. Don’t get me wrong, it’s often … Read More Testing the New Masterclass Fluorocarbon at Chew Valley
As we move into March rivers around the UK begin to open for the forthcoming brown trout season, Simon Robinson reveals his river fly fishing tips and techniques to help you catch more fish. For many, it’s the end of what feels like a long wait to get out fishing again after the grayling fishing slows down. This is especially true if, like me, you opt to take a break after Christmas! river fly fishing … Read More Early Season River Fly Fishing Tips and Techniques
Fulling Mill has once again come up trumps by launching the New Tube Fly Box. Its compact in size 20.6 x 14.7 x 2.7cm and has 4-16 adjustable compartments. The front locking clips are secure and sturdy ensuring the lid won’t pop open unexpectedly. Molded indentations on the underside of the lid secure the compartments in place. Tube flies have until now been an absolute nightmare to store, they come in a variety of sizes … Read More The New Fulling Mill Tube Fly Box Reviewed
During the late stages of last season, I had the opportunity to try out the new Fulling Mill size 18 jig hook. In the past I have been a big fan of the FM Jig Force hooks, I have found them to be sharp, hold fish well and most importantly, not as prone to corrosion as some other brands! I have found other brand jig hooks can sometimes rust in the box after only a … Read More Fulling Mill Size 18 Jig Hook Review
The salmon fishing season is underway on several rivers now and many anglers, including myself, will be glad to get out for a cast again. Rivers in the North of Scotland such as the Helmsdale, Halladale, and Thurso are all open for business again as is the mighty River Tay. This gives anglers an opportunity to try out their new gear purchased during the off-season or to test out new flies that have left their … Read More Flies for Springers – Early Season Essentials
The Washing Line Method is a generic term used to describe a floating point fly (usually a Booby, Fab or Popper Hopper) with nymphs on the droppers; it allows the angler to fish multiple flies in the killing zone. It’s essential that you understand your tackle and flies and how slight changes in both can affect the depth you are fishing at, as it will allow you to increase your catch rate. Typically, this method … Read More Washing Line Method – Are you being strung out?